The CPPC Donates 118 Works of Art and Objects From the Colonial Period to Denver Art Museum
The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) donated 118 pieces from its collection of furniture, art, and objects from Latin America’s colonial period, one of the five collections that comprise the CPPC, to leading institutions committed to the conservation and study of the legacies of art from the colonial and early republican periods in Latin America, including: the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; Denver Art Museum, Colorado; Hispanic Society Museum & Library, New York; and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts.
This donation expands the scope of these institutions’ permanent collections by encouraging a broader, more diverse and inclusive view of Latin American artistic production from the 17th to mid-19th centuries.
About the Colonial Art Collection
The CPPC's collection of furniture, art and objects from the colonial period was formed with the intention of broadly representing Venezuelan material culture from the mid-seventeenth to mid-nineteenth centuries. This core is complemented by select works from the viceroyalties of New Spain (Mexico) and Peru, as well as pieces from elsewhere in the Spanish Caribbean and Southeast Asia.
Donation to the Denver Art Museum
For the Denver Art Museum, the custodian of the largest and most comprehensive collection of objects produced in Latin America between the 1600s and the 1800s in the United States, the donation of a group of 25 pieces deepens its holdings from Venezuela and the Caribbean, until now among the least represented regions in its collection. This donation also celebrates nearly half a century of the Denver Art Museum's commitment to the study and dissemination of research and education about Latin American art.
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